East Penn Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Authority’s charter extension rejected

Lehigh County Authority’s effort to have its charter extended to 50 years collapsed April 11 when Lehigh County Commissioners voted 6-3 to reject a proposed amendment to LCA’s articles of incorporation.

The decision seemed to catch LCA’s CEO Liesel M. Gross, by surprise. Gross had spoken to the commissioners in support of the resolution.

“I want to know the path forward,” Gross said to commissioners following the vote to deny the amendment extending the water and sewer authority’s charter.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Township map, cell tower zoning amendment discussed

The April 17 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission entailed the official township map and a 5G Zoning Tower amendment.

Planning commissioners noted many parcels of land in the township have been recently preserved. They elaborated that the largest piece of preserved land was the Shepherd Hills Golf Course. Despite this, there is still a substantial amount of unpreserved farmland, some of which is up for sale.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Public hearing held regarding roads

There was a public hearing prior to the April 19 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting to discuss the recommendation regarding the roadway sufficiency analysis report and transportation capital improvement program.

The traffic impact advisory committee, comprised of volunteers, also attended the hearing.

Guided by legislation, Act 209 includes studies of various roadways and intersections.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

School board studies science curriculum

The East Penn Board of School Directors learned about proposed revisions to the way the district teaches kindergarten through grade 12 science at the April 23 meeting.

The panel of educators proposing updating the curriculum included Elementary Curriculum Supervisor Michele James, Secondary Curriculum Supervisor Laura Witman and teachers Mike Mauro, from Wescosville Elementary, Heather Slatoff, from Lower Macungie Middle School and Emmaus High School Department Chair Brent Ohl.

PHEAA reminds students of approaching 2018-2019 PA state grant application deadline

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency is reminding students and families the 2018-2019 PA state grant application filing deadline is May 1. This deadline applies to all renewal applicants and first-time applicants who plan to enroll in colleges, universities, or a college transfer program at 2-year public or private colleges (except community colleges and designated Pennsylvania open admission institutions).